Nine states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees

ㅤ”Nine states are planning to implement work requirements for their Medicaid enrollees, following Kentucky, which on Friday became the first place in the country to be approved to create such a program.
ㅤArizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin have submitted their own proposals, though some will have to work with federal officials to make sure their requests fit the guidelines laid out Thursday by the Trump administration.”


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Hatch announces plan to retire from Senate


ㅤPictured: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

ㅤ”Hatch, 83, made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter. Hatch’s retirement comes despite President Trump’s public encouragement for Hatch to run for re-election.
ㅤ’I’ve always been a fighter. I was an amateur boxer in my youth, and I brought that fighting spirit with me to Washington,’ Hatch said in the video. ‘But every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves. And for me, that time is soon approaching.'”

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Trump urging Hatch to run again in Utah to block Romney from Senate: report


ㅤPictured: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

ㅤ”President Trump has reportedly persuaded Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek another term during Hatch’s visits to the White House and over phone calls.
ㅤHatch was the second senator after Sen. Jeff Sessions to endorse Trump during the 2016 campaign.”

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Trump administration announces opioid waivers for states

Pictured: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert

ㅤ”The Utah waiver helps people who have an opioid addiction and are homeless or in prison or jail. It is expected to expand treatment to as many as 6,000 Utah residents.
ㅤUtah Gov. Gary Herbert praised the the President administration for allowing the state to address opioid abuse in the state’s homeless population.
ㅤ’I’ve always maintained the role of the federal government should be to provide states with the flexibility to be innovative in how they operate their Medicaid programs,’ he said. ‘Nobody knows how to address the unique challenges we face as a state better than we do.'”

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